Aboriginal affairs

Noongar Dandjoo lauded

STAFF REPORTER

The third instalment of the Noongar Dandjoo television series was highly commended last week at the annual Journalism Education Association of Australia Awards in Melbourne.

Photo: Michelle Johnston

Curtin lecturers Michelle Johnston and Russell Bishop were executive producers of the series, and the creative production support team at Curtin’s School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts provided invaluable assistance.

“All of us involved in making Noongar Dandjoo 3 are absolutely thrilled with this recognition,” Mr Bishop said.

“It’s made all the hard work worthwhile.”

The success of Noongar Dandjoo 3 at the awards follows the show being named as one of only three finalists for the 2012 Curtin Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation.

The show was also a finalist in the ‘Best Tertiary Teaching Resource’ category at the 2012 ATOM Awards, which recognise film and media excellence in education and industry.

“Making this series in the space of a single semester requires extraordinary commitment and dedication from students, staff and our production support team,” Mr Bishop said.

“Noongar Dandjoo 3 was the most ambitious TV series we’d ever attempted and I’m certain this recognition by the Ossie Awards’ judges will make us even more determined when we begin series four.”

The show will be re-broadcast on Saturday nights on the newly launched, free-to-air, NITV (Channel 34) from December 15.

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